Tashaki Miyaki on Sparklehorse 'It's A Wonderful Life' (2001)
Published January 18, 2018
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    Songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and frontwoman of LA outfit Tashaki Miyaki, Paige Stark, joins me to delve into fragile and beautiful world of the late Mark Linkous and his band Sparklehorse’s classic ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’.

    We talk about animal imagery, the prevalence of mental illness amongst musicians, the appeal of beautiful sounds that have been fucked up, Paige’s encounter with Mark Linkous before his death, Linkous’s collaborators on the album from Tom Waits to Dave Fridmann and why the record’s reputation for being sad is undeserved.

    My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it’s influenced them.

    Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist, concert promoter and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins.

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